UNT Libraries Government Documents Department - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Adjustable Standard for Plows.

Description: Patent for improvements to foot pieces that allow for easy adjustment of plowing depth. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1891
Creator: Teague, Jasper K.
Item Type: Patent

Axle-Repairing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new, simple, and efficient axle repairing apparatus for "facilitating the repairing of worn axles without the removal of the wheels or the axles from the vehicle-body" (line 10 -12).
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Item Type: Patent

Bolt-Holder.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in bolt holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Higdon, Jasper S.
Item Type: Patent

Calculating-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement to mechanical calculators by providing the "means for facilitating the addition of successive numbers of the same or different denominations, and also for subtracting and multiplying the same by substantially the means employed in adding" (lines 10-14). It includes a written explanation and illustrations.
Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Stallard, Sherman R.
Item Type: Patent

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for a car brake that "automatically absorb[s] the slack in car brake connecting rods which slack is induced by the wear of the brake shoes and fastening and the stretching of the parts by the strain in applying the brake" (lines 7-12). It is adjustable, inexpensive, and adjustable.
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for an improvement "in the application of power to car brakes, whereby the slack is quickly and automatically absorbed, and a powerful leverage is secured, and a perfect equalization of the leverage at each end of the car is obtained, and the convenient and safe adjustment of the brakes in regard to the wheels is effected, and any particular alignment of the brake cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder may be placed across the car body or at any angle desired to secure convenience of application" (lines 8-20).
Date: June 20, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for temporary, easily attachable and detachable coupling devices that rejoin draw-heads that have been broken or disabled in cars. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1891
Creator: Wallis, Fuller W.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a combined cotton and corn planter by having two wheel guards and graduators, one feed-wheel is mounted fixedly on the shaft, the other is removable; so that it can be easily converted from planting corn or cotton-seed, and vice versa, and regulating the planting of either. Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Item Type: Patent

Convertible Corn and Cotton Planter, Stalk-Cutter, and Roller.

Description: Patent for a convertible corn and cotton planter, stalk-cutter, and roller. It has a main frame, a supplemental frame that has its front end hinged to the front of the main frame, a roller with circular journaled in the supplemental frame, transverse segment-plates with removable blades attached to the supplemental frame, spaces between the segment-plates, an axle, driving-wheels, a sprocket wheel and chain, feed-boxes, means for feeding the grain, and wheels for laying the ground and the coverers.
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Mauldin, Columbus Scott
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Baling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a cotton baling machine in which "the condensing and bat-forming devices will condense and press the lint-cotton so close that the spring of the cotton is broken, thereby avoiding the necessity of providing additional compressing-rollers intermediate the condenser and the press-box. A further object of my invention is to arrange a condenser in such a manner as to save room in the gin-house and to provide means for carrying off the dust and air made by the gin and condenser to the outside of the building" (lines 12-24).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and powerful plunger for a cotton-press that is directly controlled by the operator. The plunger is hydraulically powered, the pressure being created by steam.The plunger's parts are arranged so the power is multiplied.
Date: April 24, 1894
Creator: Williams, Silas Jackson
Item Type: Patent

Curtain-Fixture.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective curtain fixture that allows for the curtain to be "easily and quickly raised or lowered bodily so as to admit more or less light through the window, and permit of proper ventilation without the admission of an undesirable amount of light" (lines 14-18).
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Villard, John
Item Type: Patent

Fence.

Description: Patent for a suspended wood panel fence with "advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, ease of construction, adaptability, effectiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-13). It improves on patents held by J. S. Ferguson, W. A. Tillman, W. T. Manry, and others. The fence panels are suspended between the posts by wires. The wires extend to the bottom of the fence panel's braces at either end of the panel.
Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Tucker, Thomas Neal
Item Type: Patent

Fumigator for Insects.

Description: Patent for a portable fumigator for insects that uses poison laden steam and has a simple, compact, and inexpensive construction. It has a "tubular casing having a liquid-containing tank located within the same, and also having a tampering heating chamber and smoke flue, of a steam pipe located within said tapering chamber and a suitable spirit lamp" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Item Type: Patent

Game-Table.

Description: Patent for improvement in game-table in which it provided with a table similar in construction to the ordinary billiard-table. “A series of spring-pressed levers fulcrumed in the lower end of a casing and each provided at its upper end with a hook and at its lower end with a ball extending over the floor of the table.” (P. 2, lines 67-71) This game is played by using one or more balls to strike a series of balls that are arranged along the bottom of a casing, causing the levers to disengaged the rods, therefore revealing a card through an opening formed in the front of the casing. Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Patillo, John P. W.
Item Type: Patent

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective hay-press that consists of a plunger, a spring actuated toggle lever that is connected to the plunger, a toothed segment on the lever, a draft attachment with a toothed section that lines up with the toothed segment on the lever, a tongue, a disk connected to the tongue, a cross bar on the frame, plates attached to the cross bar, a pitman, a brake, and a mechanism that throws the brake into action.
Date: October 24, 1893
Creator: Wilson, Albert G.
Item Type: Patent

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for an ice-cream freezer that has "a novel construction and relative arrangement of the refrigerating box and the cream cups as will be described whereby to secure a more compact and convenient arrangement of cups and also to effect a rapid and thorough freezing of the cream as desired" (lines 9-14).
Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Stidham, James S.
Item Type: Patent

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient knee-pad "made of leather or other pliable material, padded with a yielding lining to give comfort to the wearer" (lines 9-11). It prevents gravel, moisture, and other things from injuring the knee of the user.
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dowling, Stonewall Jackson
Item Type: Patent

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable lifting jack for wagons that is easily operated and does not move the hoisting lever in the post.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Ball, Charles W.
Item Type: Patent

Music-Leaf Turner.

Description: Patent for an automatic page turner for an organ or piano. The pages can be turned right or left, and the mechanism is operated using foot pressure.
Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Stinson, James C.
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to mold-boards for plows; and it has for its object to provide a combined wooden and metallic mold-board which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 9-14).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Jackson, Luther C.
Item Type: Patent

Pump.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pumps, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Gardner, Felix G.
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame for sewing machines. This design consists, "with the track and the carriage consisting of the U-shaped bail formed from a single piece of metal, having the ends bifurcated and provided with grooved wheels" (lines 97-100). It also consists "of the screw-threaded rod having a head at its lower end, passing through an aperture in the bail, the burr or nut consisting of the interiorly-sccrew-threaded collar, with which said rod engages, the beam having an aperture, through which said rod loosely passes, the depending bars, the side bars, and the rollers" (lines 1-8).
Date: July 26, 1892
Creator: Moore, George McNair & Steen, George W.
Item Type: Patent